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Ohio Voter Residency Requirement, Amendment 2 (1970)

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The Ohio Voter Residency Requirement Amendment, also known as Amendment 2, was on the November 3, 1970 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure reduced the voter residency requirement from one year to six months.[1][2][3]

Election results

Ohio Amendment 2 (1970)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,702,600 61.34%
No1,073,05838.66%

Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State

Text of measure

Ballot title

The language appeared on the ballot as:[4]

TO REDUCE THE VOTER RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT FROM ONE YEAR TO SIX MONTHS.

(Prepared by Resolution of the General Assembly of Ohio)
A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.
Shall Section 1 of Article V of the Constitution of Ohio be amended to reduce the state residency requirement to become a qualified elector from one year to six months? If adopted, the amendment becomes effective January 1, 1971, and the existing section shall be repealed from such effective date.[5]

Constitutional changes

The measure amended Section 1 of Article V of the Ohio Constitution.

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